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Woodchipper tragically kills beloved Kentucky tree trimmer

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One Kentucky man recently lost his life in one of the most horrifying ways imaginable: by falling into a woodchipper.

Just before 5 p.m. on Monday, Joseph “Joey” Wesley Manire, 46, was going about his business, trimming trees in the Stonegate neighborhood of Owensboro, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from the Indiana border. For the past 25 years, the Owensboro family has offered an "over-the-top" Christmas display that has long been a local attraction for residents and visitors alike.

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